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  1. #1
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    Default Noob head unit question / IPOD / Mp3

    Alright - I've got an 02' outback with the OEM kenwood head unit and the OEM drivers side remote.

    I've been contemplating adding an IPOD to the system but there doesn't seem to be a solid, cheap option for it. Cords are too short, can't control XYZ from one side of the other, etc.

    So my question is one that has likely been asked a thousand times. Can I upgarde my head unit to a newer model that has an IPOD/MP3 port on it and is MP3 (CD-R) compatible and have it work with my existing drivers side remote?

    What are my options? Are all Kenwoods compatible with my old remote?

    What are my options? I have both an Ipod and I have a regular MP3 player with 3.5m jack. I'm not against burning 100 songs in MP3 format onto a CD-RW and using 2-3 of those as my "boat cd's"..


    Thoughts?
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    Jeff, you need to supply some more info.
    • Which model Kenwood head unit is it?
    • Aeware or Kenwood remote?
    • If Kenwood the what model remote do you have?
    Your options will all depend on the above answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzman View Post
    Jeff, you need to supply some more info.
    • Which model Kenwood head unit is it?
    • Aeware or Kenwood remote?
    • If Kenwood the what model remote do you have?
    Your options will all depend on the above answers.
    damn details!

    I'll provide info tonight. It's an 02' Outback with OEM kenwood head unit and OEM remote. I'll get part numbers tonight
    Sold my Moomba. Currently boat whoring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff W View Post
    So my question is one that has likely been asked a thousand times. Can I upgarde my head unit to a newer model that has an IPOD/MP3 port on it and is MP3 (CD-R) compatible and have it work with my existing drivers side remote?

    What are my options? Are all Kenwoods compatible with my old remote?
    Jeff,

    The answer to your question is in my post below:

    http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthrea...kenwood+remote

    Al
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    Check out this post as well as far as iPhone/iPod integration:

    http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthrea...ne+integration
    Al

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    Jeff, I have the same boat as you and I just swapped out my stock Kenwood stuff.

    Here is what I went with and everything works great for what I wanted (iPod and new remote).

    Sony Head Unit w/ iPod:
    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-CDXM10-Ma...4378531&sr=8-1

    Sony Wired Remote:
    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-RMX11M-2-...ref=pd_sim_e_2

    So for about $150 you have what you need.

    Cody

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    Jeff,
    I just swapped out my OEM kenwood and put in an Excelon HU with 3pre-amp 4v outputs for amps, front UBS and Aux inputs and it works with the factory aeware driver's remote puck. Also has a remote control if you need it. Perfect for what your looking for and all around $110 on Ebay shipped.
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    Viking,

    which model did u get?

    Al
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    Al,
    I went with the KDC X-493.
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    I have been meaning to do the exact same thing with my '01 OB. Believe it or not, have the factory Kenwood speakers (4) with factory Kenwood TAPE AM/FM radio and driver's side mounted control.

    Sounds like crap - mostly because of hte speakers I'm sure.

    Want a basic, decent set-up. Is that Sony unit plug and play or do I need a wiring harness? Will anything I buy come with an appropriate wiring harness or am I going to have issues? How hard is it to swap head units? How hard is it to change speakers to the Polk db 651s everyone recommends?

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